27 Jul 2023

Harvest Rock returns in 2023

After a successful debut in 2022, Secret Sounds is thrilled to announce the return of Harvest Rock, Adelaide’s newest annual two-day festival of sound and taste.

Harvest Rock will return to its home in Murlawirrapurka & Ityamai-Itpina/Rymill & King Rodney Parks in central Adelaide on Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 October 2023 and will once again combine some of the world’s most-loved and iconic musical artists, alongside a celebration of the South Australia’s exceptional food and wine offerings.

2022 saw over 15,000 attendees unite each day across the weekend to experience an eclectic lineup of rock and electronic acts both homegrown and international. Performing across multiple stages, fans were treated to exclusive performances from Jack White and Kurt Vile & The Violators, along with sets from Crowded House, Khruangbin, Tones & I, The Avalanches, Courtney Barnett, and more.

The premium ticket offerings will return to Harvest Rock in 2023 allowing festival goers the opportunity to elevate the festival feels. There’s the dedicated VIP Village and Harvest Lounge designed to make you feel like the star you are or turn your Harvest Rock experience up another notch and book an exclusive private Suite overlooking the Harvest Stage. The luxe doesn’t stop there. Treat yourself to the ultimate ‘rock star’ experience with a Platinum ticket where you will have access to your own concierge, front of stage viewing areas, personal cocktail bar and curated food offerings to enjoy whilst taking in the view of the Harvest Stage from the lounge area on your private balcony.

Designed for the young and young at heart, you will find something for everyone over at Little Harvest, a dedicated mini festival which caters for all the kiddo's from 0 to tween & everything in between! From arts & craft and glitter tattoos to circus and hula hoop workshops there will be arange of daily activities on offer to keep your youngin's occupied and excited all day long. Harvest Rock is also a weekend for festival goers to immerse themselves in the finest festival and dining experiences along with indulging in South Australia’s first-class food and beverage offerings.

The event’s Feastiville precinct is a curated village of Adelaide’s finest restaurants and eateries, where you can find the state’s best-in-show, visit well-known local pop-up restaurants and be treated to the finest festival food fares. There is also the return of Wildwood, an exclusive sit-down restaurant presented by world renowned chef and co-owner of Arkhé, Jake Kellie. Or drop by the Hello Chef Stage, which will feature chefs and mixologists showcasing collaborations between some of Australia’s finest foodies, alongside talent from the musical lineup.

Last year, the event boasted a selection of destination bars, all artfully curated by acclaimed Australian wine critic Nick Stock as well as tailored beverages from the experts at Archie Rose Distilling Co. Attendees can again taste test their way around South Australia’s wine regions at the Harvest Rock cellar door pop-up and even arrange for a bottle or more to be delivered direct to their home. Sign us up!

Looking for some quiet time amongst the excitement? Head over to The Grape Escape, Harvest Rock's very own wellness centre. Here you will find an onsite oasis of hot chai, tarot readings and exotic sounds. Stop by for a spot of shopping, relaxing massage, a bite to eat, or just to take 5.

South Australian Minister for Tourism Zoe Bettison has said there is huge excitement for the return of Harvest Rock following its “incredible success” last year.

“Not only does Harvest Rock see South Australia’s very best food and beverage take centre stage, it brings thousands of festival-goers from locally and out-of-state into the heart of our city,” Minister Bettison said. 

“Harvest Rock was really embraced by audiences in its inaugural year, with the two-day festival generating $16.5 million in total economic activity for Adelaide and almost one-third of festival goers attending from interstate and overseas. With the line-up announcement imminent, it’s time to save the date – and start planning your trip – for an epic weekend in Adelaide, this October.” 

In 2023, the destination event will cater to seasoned concert goers, families, food and beverage connoisseurs and new music fans. From the soon to be announced lineup of local and international artists and the unique, delicious festival food fare, to the best Cellar Door wine pop ups from the region, Harvest Rock will once again be a weekend of high vibes and delectable treats!

Secret Sounds Co-CEO, Jessica Ducrou says; “After a ripping debut in 2022 we are returning for our second year and are damn excited to welcome you back for a weekend of incredible music, food, wine, and good times at Harvest Rock.

"We’re set to make this year's festival even more epic. Let's make Harvest Rock Festival 2023 a year to remember. A huge thanks to Premier Malinauskas, Minister Bettison and SATC for all the fantastic support they show to festivals in South Australia, it's truly inspiring,” Ms Ducrou said.

Harvest Rock’s 2023 full music lineup drops Wednesday 2 August. Visit the Harvest Rock website for full ticketing information and more.

Saturday 28 October & Sunday 29 October 2023
Murlawirrapurka & Ityamai-Itpina / Rymill & King Rodney Parks, Adelaide